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Photographers Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for photographers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of photographers among Texas metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Photographers in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,160
25th Percentile Wage
$20,290
50th Percentile Wage
$27,890
75th Percentile Wage
$44,080
90th Percentile Wage
$63,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.25
25th Percentile Wage
$9.76
50th Percentile Wage
$13.41
75th Percentile Wage
$21.19
90th Percentile Wage
$30.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for photographers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.54. The median hourly salary is $13.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.25.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of photographers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,890-5.67%2.98%
201529,470-0.20%-
201429,5304.13%-
201328,3104.42%-
201227,060--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Texas ranges from $19,280 to $37,760. The highest paying area for photographers in Texas is Waco with a median annual salary of $37,760. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $37,150). The lowest paying area is Longview with a median annual salary of $19,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Waco
$37,760
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$37,150
Lubbock
$35,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$32,950
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$32,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$29,970
Tyler
$29,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$29,640
Fort Worth-Arlington
$28,900
El Paso
$28,340
Amarillo
$27,630
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$24,080
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$23,180
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$22,990
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$19,600
Longview
$19,280



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